Half of missing Vietnamese found: Taiwan National Immigration Agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Half of the more than 100 Vietnamese who disappeared shortly after arriving in Kaohsiung last month have been found, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Friday. A tota...

Taiwan finds illegal Vietnamese worker hiding inside refrigerator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - During the government campaign to locate more than 100 missing Vietnamese, police found a Vietnamese man hiding inside a refrigerator, reports said Tuesday. Last month, 152 V...

Taiwan extends relaxed punishment for foreigners who overstay visa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foreigners who self report that they have overstayed their visa will face a reduced penalty until June 30, 2019, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced today. ...

Taiwan mulls new measures to clamp down on illegal foreign workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - After 152 Vietnamese tourists went missing, the government was considering tougher measures, including checks on return tickets and hotel bookings, reports said Saturday. Top...

Taiwan minister wants visa waiver for travelers from Vietnam and Indonesia: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to stop an expected fall in the number of tourists visiting Taiwan this year, Minister without Portfolio Chang Jing-sen (張景森) is expected to propose giving a visa...

New documentary unveils the life of Vietnamese migrant workers In Taiwan  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 50-minute documentary which revealed the condition of labor export in Taiwan and demonstrated the life of the undocumented labors in Taiwan, has attracted enormous atten...

Chinese workers say firms tricked them into illegal US work

HONOLULU (AP) — Zhou Qingjiang was toiling in a factory in China's rust belt when he decided to pack his bags for America. A recruiter guaranteed a job that paid $3,000 a month — more than triple the ...

The Latest: Immigration agents arrest 23 in business raids

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on federal immigration arrests and audits in New Mexico and West Texas (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Federal immigration agents have...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: JAPAN-US-SEARCHING FOR MARY ANN — At a public bath in a Yokohama slum in the 1950s, a red-haired girl scrubs her skin with a pumice stone, hard, to try to get the white out. Ot...

AP: Global grocer supply chains tied to slave-peeled shrimp

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) -- Poor migrant workers and children are being sold to factories in Thailand and forced to peel shrimp that ends up in global supply chains, including those of Wal-Mart and...

AP: Global grocer supply chains tied to slave-peeled shrimp

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) -- Poor migrant workers and children are being sold to factories in Thailand and forced to peel shrimp that ends up in global supply chains, including those of Wal-Mart and...

Taiwan to replace Indonesian workers with Vietnamese: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesia’s plans to stop sending citizens to work overseas from 2017 could force Taiwan to import more workers from Vietnam, reports said Saturday. Talks between Taiwan and V...

Seven Taiwanese arrested in Philippines for working illegally

Manila, Jan. 30 (CNA) Philippine immigration agents have arrested 73 foreign nationals in Makati City, including seven Taiwanese, on suspicion of working without permits, according to Taiwan's repr...

US elections for the House: 5 things to watch

WASHINGTON (AP) -- How high can Republicans go Tuesday night in padding their House majority?The Republicans currently hold 233 of 435 seats -- 234 if you count former Majority Leader Eric Cantor's op...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:___Oct. 24The Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky, on U.S. benefiting for Nazis being an outrage:Those who have committed ...